Brad Pitt: I'd pray for soldier sons

Brad Pitt wouldn't stand in the way if the US army drafted his three sons, although he would make sure they received the best training possible.

Brad Pitt would start praying if his sons were drafted by the US army.

The A-list actor was in London, UK, last night to close the annual BFI London Film Festival with his World War II flick Fury.

Talking on the red carpet before the movie was screened, Brad discussed how he would react if his three sons, Maddox, Pax and Knox were called upon by their country.

“If they called, I don’t think there’s much you can do. I’d worry as a father. I would make sure he was trained as good as he could be. I think I would start praying,” he said, reported British newspaper Metro.

Fury tells the story of a battle-hardened army sergeant and his crew of men who lead deadly missions behind enemy lines.

The 50-year-old actor has already spoken about how interested his oldest offspring Maddox, 13, is in this period of time, but Brad is mindful that his boy doesn’t think real-life battles are exciting.

“He plays a lot of video games so it’s important for me that he understands that war is not glamorous. It has a lot of consequences. There are a lot of families who are hurt by it. So we talk quite often and openly about it,” he explained.

Taking on the lead role of Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier, Brad hopes the cast and crew have not done a disservice to soldiers.

“It was not a film about sides. For me it was a film about that accumulative psychic trauma that every soldier carries to some extent,” he outlined.

“This film is about the soldiers’ exhaustion from the cold, hunger and the accumulative effect on a daily basis. We took that to heart.

“I hope the soldiers will walk away from this and feel they are recognised.”
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Monday, 20. October 2014